Garmin addon goes open source

After too-long a struggle with what seems to be a flood of models of Garmin smartwatches, each coming with a different set of problems, we have decided to open-source the Garmin addon and watch-app code. We hope this will be the best way we can keep the Garmin integration up to date when Garmin spits […]

Sleep Phaser

A smart bedside lamp that tracks your sleep phases. Get your own Sleep Phaser now! Urbandroid Team introduces a different kind of sleep tracking device. With bedroom-friendly design and uniquely used infrared contactless sensor, sleep tracking can finally get invisible. The story behind Sleep Phaser We knew that for the best future compatibility with Sleep as Android, we have to develop our own device. Yes, Sleep as Android offers a lot of integrations with third-party hardware, but at any moment those integrations can break for reasons out of our control. Sleep tracking […]

Automatic fall asleep detection

POST UPDATED on 2018/11/26 with a new feature: Sleep time estimate. There is a large and growing interest from you, users of Sleep as Android, in automatic fall asleep detection. Sleep as Android can estimate your sleep time. But there is no reliable way yet to do fall asleep detection on smartphones. What? Others have […]

Now Sleep as Android talks Mi Band 1+2 (-1S)

The genius Zdenek Horak (Tools & Mi Band) did it again. After introducing the Mi Band 2 earlier Zdenek used his BT hacking superpowers again to make even Mi Band 1.0 (Color) and Mi Band 1A (White) talk with Sleep as Android. Any firmware should be supported on those devices. So now the only stubborn Mi Band […]

On Social Jetlag

We need regular sleep Numerous studies have shown the importance of regular sleep. Not only we need sufficient quantity of sleep, we should also go to bed at and wake up at a regular hour. Various metabolic processes in our body follow cyclic daily patterns (circadian rhythm), and sleep has its own place in it. […]

Sleep as Android talks to Xiaomi Mi Band 1&2

It was a long quest. Starting with the introduction of the first version of the budget band from Xiaomi, we have been flooded with requests from you, the users of Sleep as Android, to make good use of the band. Unfortunately, there was no documented protocol which we could use and the task seemed repeatedly […]

Want to stop snoring? Have a beer!

Naturally, the headline is wrong … for the most part. You can easily google countless studies showing that alcohol before sleep worsens your snoring. And they are right … for the most part. We have verified the relationship between alcohol and snoring on the live data collected from our users (where did we get the […]

How do the data look?

Between Jan 2010 and Aug 2020, we have gathered about 30 million individual sleep records. Most of the data come from the western world, mainly the U.S., as SleepCloud has the most users there. Check the Evidence tab below. Sleep records hold a lot of information about the individual sleeps – we can look at: how long […]

A case for the smart alarm

On average, people sleep around 7 hours a night. But according to our research, it differs a lot with the location. For example, people around the equator tend to sleep less – up to 30 minutes less than the average American! Summary Using smart alarm has a positive effect on the morning mood About 30% […]